How to Show Your Support for Breast Cancer Awareness Month
It’s October, and everywhere you look the brilliant reds, rusts, and golds of fall frame Long Island in autumn glory. As a mammography clinic working closely with women to improve breast health every day of the year, there is something extremely uplifting about realizing that, amid all the pumpkin-flavored lattes and orange and black décor, pink plays a prominent role. Throughout the month of October, in honor of breast cancer awareness month, everywhere you look in grocery stores, during sporting events, and as part of everyone’s clothing, pink is prevalent.
It’s More than Just Wearing Pink
Breast cancer awareness month is about more than just wearing pink. It’s a time when we come together to help educate everyone (not just women) about breast health – about the importance of doing monthly breast exams and of the necessity of mammograms as an early-detection tool. But it’s also about celebrating the many women who have survived breast cancer who have shown dignity and strength in their fight, many of whom have gone on to advocate for cancer research and breast health education.
Show Support for Breast Cancer Awareness Month
One of the best ways to show your support for Breast Cancer Awareness Month is to get a mammogram. If you’ve already had your mammogram, take someone to get theirs. Talk about breast health and about your experience having a mammogram. Encourage your daughters and nieces and the women in your life to conduct monthly breast exams and get regular mammograms. Support breast cancer research by joining a breast cancer awareness fundraising event in your area or donating directly to the National Breast Cancer Foundation.
As the premier mammography center on Long Island, PURE offers state-of-the-art 3D mammograms in a spa-like setting inside Smith Haven Mall in Lake Grove. We make your mammogram experience as comfortable as possible by providing warm robes, snacks and drinks, and a soothing audio and visual experience in the exam room. No appointment is necessary, and we fit your schedule by offering extended weekday and weekend hours. Contact us today to learn more about our unique imaging center.